I was commissioned by the HKTDC to design a special version of my HK toile pattern, for a special gift for participants to the ‘think Global think Japan’ event in Tokyo this year.
I added my favourite Japan icons into my existing HK pattern. Here’s a little promotional video they made, showing the icons from the two places and how I mixed them into the design. This was shown at the presentation before dinner at the main event.
I was honoured to be invited to the formal dinner at the end of the event, and saw the boxes with my teacups at the dinner tables.
There was a little silvery booklet to go with the teacups and saucers…
…which explained the design of the pattern, and its meaning.
It was one of the most surreal moments of my life, to watch Carrie Lam, the current Chief Executive of HK, talk not only about my teacups, but about me, and how I represent the wonderful relationship between HK and Japan.
I loved making this design, to celebrate two countries that are such a big part of my heritage!